Intrigue

By BBC Radio 4

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Episodes: 81

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'Jaw dropping', 'gripping', 'bingeable,' 'thrilling' - dramatic true stories and investigations that reveal how the world really works.

To Catch A Scorpion: The dramatic hunt for one of Europe's most-wanted people smugglers, recorded as it unfolds.

BBC journalist, Sue Mitchell, and former soldier and aid worker, Rob Lawrie go on a search for a crime boss: a people smuggler on the run, whose codename is Scorpion. He is one of the central characters controlling the transport of migrants from the European mainland into the UK.

Barzan Majeed - codenamed Scorpion - leads the Scorpion gang. He's on international most-wanted lists. He started his criminal career in Britain and went on to build a smuggling empire which now spans the globe.

An international police surveillance operation trapped more than 20 of his gang and almost netted Scorpion himself, but he was tipped off and escaped.

Sue and Rob, two seasoned investigators, team up to try to do what the police have been unable to achieve: to find Scorpion, to speak to him, to ask him to account for his crimes and to seek justice for the families he has harmed.

Their investigation takes them to the heart of an organised criminal gang making millions from transporting thousands of migrants on boat and lorry crossings that in some cases have gone dangerously wrong, causing serious injury and putting lives at risk. They witness his operation in action and record as intense situations unfold, where vulnerable people desperate for a better future, put their lives in the hands of ruthless and dangerous criminals.

As they edge ever closer, they meet the people helping and supporting Scorpion and unpick the financial side of his business funding his luxury life. As they start to understand the man himself, can they garner enough clues to trace his whereabouts?


Episode Date
To Catch A Scorpion: 8. The Final Sting
May 10, 2024
To Catch A Scorpion: 7. Buried Deep
May 10, 2024
To Catch a Scorpion: 6. In Our Grasp
May 10, 2024
To Catch a Scorpion: 5. A Scorpion's Nest
May 10, 2024
To Catch a Scorpion: 4. Dangerous Meddling
May 10, 2024
To Catch a Scorpion – Ep 3. Satisfaction Guaranteed
May 03, 2024
To Catch a Scorpion: 2. Trading in People
May 03, 2024
To Catch a Scorpion: 1. Dangerous Journeys
May 03, 2024
Introducing – To Catch A Scorpion
Apr 26, 2024
Welcome to Intrigue
Apr 16, 2024
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 10. Final Plot
Dec 21, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 9. Missing You
Dec 21, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 8. Taking Control
Dec 14, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 7. Hidden Lives
Dec 14, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 6. Unforgettable
Dec 07, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 5. Family Fortunes
Dec 07, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 4. Rewards of Love
Nov 30, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 3. The Fight
Nov 30, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 2. A Lady Never Tells
Nov 23, 2023
Million Dollar Lover – Ep 1. Stranger in Town
Nov 23, 2023
Introducing - Intrigue: Million Dollar Lover
Nov 17, 2023
The Immortals - Ep 10. After the Dragon
Oct 02, 2023
The Immortals - Ep 9. Nerd Rapture
Oct 02, 2023
The Immortals - Ep 8. The Prophet
Sep 25, 2023
The Immortals - Ep 7. Vitalik
Sep 25, 2023
The Immortals - Ep 6. Longevity Escape Velocity
Sep 18, 2023
The Immortals - Ep 5. The Trial
Sep 18, 2023
The Immortals - Ep 4. The Hype Cycle
Sep 11, 2023
The Immortals - Ep 3. The Plasma Clinic
Sep 11, 2023
The Immortals – Ep 2. The Experiment
Sep 04, 2023
The Immortals – Ep 1. Dracula
Sep 04, 2023
Introducing - Intrigue: The Immortals
Aug 29, 2023
Burning Sun - Ep 6. The Reckoning
Jul 26, 2023
Burning Sun - Ep 5. An Extreme Decision
Jul 24, 2023
Burning Sun - Ep 4. Consent
Jul 17, 2023
Burning Sun - Ep 3. The Nightclub
Jul 10, 2023
Burning Sun - Ep 2. Kakao Talk
Jul 03, 2023
Burning Sun - Ep 1. The Phone Call
Jun 26, 2023
Introducing - Intrigue: Burning Sun
Jun 20, 2023
Mayday - Bonus: The Evidence Gatherers
Apr 07, 2021
Mayday - Bonus: The Canister on the Bed
Nov 20, 2020
Mayday - Ep 10. The Second Casualty
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 9. The Boiling Frog
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 8. Operation Magic Carpet
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 7. Managed Massacres
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 6. The One With Sean Penn
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 5. God Bless Syria
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 4. Hoax Producers
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 3. The Miracle Baby
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 2. The Pizza in the Suitcase
Nov 09, 2020
Mayday - Ep 1. On the Ledge
Nov 09, 2020
Introduction to Mayday
Nov 03, 2020
Tunnel 29 - Ep 10. The Shoes
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 9. The Signal
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 8. The Messenger
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 7. The Interrogation
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 6. The Gun
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 5. The Trap
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 4. The Death Strip
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 3. The Deal
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 2. The Spy
Oct 16, 2019
Tunnel 29 - Ep 1. The Escape
Oct 16, 2019
Introducing Tunnel 29
Oct 11, 2019
The Ratline - Bonus: Stephen Fry meets Philippe Sands
Oct 15, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 10. Persilschein
Oct 08, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 9. The Lucids
Oct 08, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 8. Nest of Spies
Oct 01, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 7. The Nazi Bishop
Oct 01, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 6. The men who murdered Nazis
Sep 24, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 5. La Forza del Destino
Sep 24, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 4. Where's Otto?
Sep 21, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 3. A lot going on in Lemberg
Sep 21, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 2. Meet The Wachters
Sep 18, 2018
The Ratline – Ep 1. Secrets in the Castle
Sep 18, 2018
Welcome to Intrigue: The Ratline
Aug 16, 2018
Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel - Episode 5
Mar 17, 2017
Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel - Episode 4
Mar 10, 2017
Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel - Episode 3
Mar 03, 2017
Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel - Episode 2
Feb 24, 2017
Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel - Episode 1
Feb 17, 2017
Welcome to Intrigue: Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel
Feb 15, 2017